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ISSN (Print) 2328-9376 - ISSN (Online) 2328-9384
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  • Space: The New Economic Frontier
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: USCC Chamber Launch Space Heather WilsonWhen the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:48:12 +000
  • Blue Origin gearing up for next New Shepard test flight
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: New ShepardBlue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:38:20 +000
  • Falcon Heavy customer Ovzon orders GEO satellite from SSL
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Artist's rendering of a telecom satellite. Credit: OvzonSwedish startup Ovzon, which in October bought a Falcon Heavy launch from SpaceX, has now purchased a satellite for that mission from Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:25 +000
  • U.S. Air Force releasing more data on orbits of military satellites
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Raymond Ross Whiting VAFBAs the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:05 +000
  • Air Force open to reusable rockets, but SpaceX must first demonstrate
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Falcon 9 GRACE-FO launchThe Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:10:40 +000
  • Rocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Electron ELaNa-19 launchA Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:21:38 +000
  • Committee recommends review of planetary protection policies
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Europa landerThe NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +000
  • Virgin Galactic flight wins praise from government and industry
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: Stucky and SturckowWhile some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +000
  • Business Finland gives ICEYE 10 million Euros
    • Authors: Debra Werner
      Abstract: ICEYE's future Synthetic-Aperture Radar constellation, shown in this illustration, will be designed to gather imagery of any point on Earth with an average revisit time of three hours. Credit: ICEYEBusiness Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +000
  • Branson looks ahead to beginning commercial SpaceShipTwo flights
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: BransonWith a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next
      PubDate: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +000
  • DARPA’s next project: Design a Space Development Agency
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office speaks Aug. 6 during a panel on A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures."
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +000
  • OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: OneWeb SatelliteGreg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +000
  • Mike Pence headed to Cape Canaveral for GPS 3 launch
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Screen Shot 2018-12-13 at 2.39.58 PMThe first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +000
  • Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation for a Dec. 18 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:48:38 +000
  • Pentagon putting final touches on Space Force proposal
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan (left) and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin meet with reporters Dec. 13, 2018 at a National Defense Industrial Association event in Arlington, Va. Credit: SpaceNewsOnce lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen out."
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +000
  • Virgin Galactic achieves space on SpaceShipTwo test flight
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: SS2 ignitionVirgin Galactic achieved a long-awaited milestone Dec. 13 when its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle performed its longest test flight to date, exceeding one altitude often used as the boundary of
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:12:57 +000
  • Intelsat launches broadband service aimed at military and government
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: A C-130 Hercules FlexAir hatch mount Credit: U.S. Air ForceThe telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:51:53 +000
  • Virgin Galactic ready for milestone SpaceShipTwo flight
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: SS2 Unity flight twoA test flight more than a decade in the making is scheduled to take place Dec. 13 as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle is set to make its highest and fastest flight to date, one that, if all goes well, will take it beyond one boundary of
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:22:38 +000
  • Air Force Space Command officially takes over as chief buyer of satellite
           communications for the Defense Department
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command. Credit: U.S. Air ForceThe shift was mandated by Congress in Section 1601(a) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:13:41 +000
  • Satellite industry seeks answers on future direction of military satcom
    • Authors: Sandra Erwin
      Abstract: This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof — to buy more satellite communications services from the private
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:44 +000
  • C-Band Alliance members promise to buy American for new satellites under
           C-band plan
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: Intelsat-36 SSLMembers of the C-Band Alliance have stipulated that they will only buy U.S.-built satellites to replace any capacity lost through the transfer of some C-band spectrum to cellular operators for 5G, a move that could position their plan more favorably with the White House and
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:58:07 +000
  • Harris says first cubesat performing well in orbit
    • Authors: Debra Werner
      Abstract: ISRO PSLV HysISHarris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations center in Palm Bay,
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +000
  • FIRST UP Satcom | Arianespace schedules last 2018 launch • Over half the
           world will be online next year
    • Authors: Caleb Henry
      Abstract: 11-2-2018 VS19 Arianespace SoyuzArianespace’s final launch of the year is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 11:37 a.m. Eastern. The company will launch a French military Earth observation satellite called CSO-1 on a Europeanized Soyuz rocket from Sinnamary, French Guiana.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:50 +000
  • NASA moving forward on implementing Earth science decadal survey
    • Authors: Jeff Foust
      Abstract: FreilichNearly a year after the release of the latest decadal survey for the field, the head of NASA’s Earth science program says the agency is making good progress in implementing its
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:41:07 +000
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